The 1849 English cricket season saw the first-ever Roses Match.
23 to 25 July: Yorkshire v Lancashire at the Hyde Park Ground in Sheffield. It was the first match to involve both Yorkshire and Lancashire county teams and therefore, the first Roses match. Yorkshire won the match by 5 wickets.
George Parr was the leading runscorer with 529 runs at an average of 31.11
Other leading batsmen were: Nicholas Felix, Thomas Box, James Dean, Alfred Mynn, William Nicholson, Fuller Pilch, Robert Turner King, Tom Adams, William Hillyer, William Martingell
William Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 141 wickets at an average of 13.20
Other leading bowlers were: John Wisden (notable for launching Wisden Cricketers' Almanack), William Clarke, William (FW) Lillywhite, James Dean, Edmund Hinkly, Edward Blore, William Martingell
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 4 (1849-1854), Lillywhite, 1862